Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1959. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with mental retardation, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.
The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.
The mission statement is not merely reflective of a lofty purpose. It is the result of a collective commitment sustained through the personal and financial support of our community, our government, and countless supporters and benefactors. By visiting our Web site, you are indicating that you share our concern about improving the lives of persons with disabilities and their families.
The Resource Center is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders and family members who volunteer their time, experience and expertise to guide our agency in pursuing its mission.
Click here to view our Board of Directors.
As you view our Web site, you will gain an understanding of our dedication toward meeting the challenge of fulfilling our mission in the face of ever-changing expectations, demands, opportunities, and constraints. While we work hard to provide the best possible services and supports, we know we can do even better, so we are continually trying to remain on the cutting edge of developing new services, new strategies for individual, family and community support, and innovative ways of delivering them.
We hope you will enjoy learning about The Resource Center during your virtual tour of our
organization. And we hope you will join with us to "Share the Vision!" of a day when ALL people have the same opportunities to live their lives to the fullest potential and to achieve their every aspiration.
"The Resource Center - Leading the way in strengthening the partnership among individuals with disabilities, their families and friends; organizations providing services and supports; and our entire community in Making a Difference in People's Lives."